Five months after U.S.-backed forces ousted the Islamic State from its last remaining territory in Syria, a new Pentagon report says the terrorist group is regaining some of its strength.
And a recent United Nations report concluded that despite its military defeat in Syria and Iraq, ISIS leaders are quote: “adapting, consolidating and creating conditions for an eventual resurgence” in both countries.
CGTN’s White House correspondent Nathan King has a report.
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The Islamic State is gathering new strength, conducting guerrilla attacks, retooling its financial networks and even targeting a vast new pool of recruits at an allied-run tent camp, American and Iraqi military and intelligence officers said https://t.co/X0w2ovtZFW
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ISIS is still a 'global threat with a warchest of $300MILLION despite losing its territory in Iraq and Syria' https://t.co/gvE849pQDx
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